Low-tech Living in a light-earth house

Theresa Sjoquist

  No fridge, the laundry by hand, and wheelbarrowing composted humanure around are not everyone’s lifestyle cup of tea, but for Wolfgang Hiepe and his wife, Sabine Drueckler-Hiepe, it’s a good lifestyle. Learn why they’ve prioritised resilience and independence over convenience. Wolfgang and Sabine emigrated from Germany in 1987, full of verve and the pioneering […]

Trish Allen – Living a permaculture lifestyle

  Inside, sitting at an enormous kauri table around which thousands of people have eaten at Rainbow Valley Farm (RVF), permaculture legend Trish Allen shows no sign of slowing down. Her beautiful house at Matakana based on permaculture principles, incorporates many pieces of RVF where she lived for 25 years with her partner, the late […]